Crafts

I love love love craft books that give you a lot of variation on one theme, and this is one that does not disappoint. If you love to crochet and are thinking about making anything from a blanket to a potholder to a decoration for your living room, pick this book up! Clear instructions, beautiful examples and a great price. You'll want to curl up with this one again and again.
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Mikaela
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Around the Corner Crochet Borders: 150 Colorful, Creative Edging Designs with Charts & Instructions for Turning the Corner Perfectly Every Time Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781603425384
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Published: Storey Publishing - June 12th, 2010

The name Bobbi Brown has become synonymous with clean natural makeup, and her newest book does not disappoint! Filled with tips and recommendations for all ages and skin tones, Bobbi will keep you looking beautiful day and night. Pretty Powerful also includes interviews with women famous and obscure on what inner and outward beauty means to them. Empowering stuff!

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Kimberly
Bobbi Brown: Pretty Powerful: Beauty Stories to Inspire Confidence: Start-To-Finish Makeup Techniques to Achieve Fabulous Looks Cover Image
By Bobbi Brown, Sara Bliss (With)
$29.95
ISBN: 9780811877046
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 26th, 2012

In our increasingly digital world, selling handmade wares is becoming a viable option for income (and fun!). You need this book if you have a product to sell, and you want easy to follow tips for every aspect of creating and maintaining an online store. Seriously, this guide is so thorough that even your most un-tech-savvy crafting grandmother could rock an online business.

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Kimberly
Starting an Etsy Business for Dummies Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780470930670
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: For Dummies - September 1st, 2011

Instantly transform any outfit into something sumptuously feminine with these lovely handcrafted accessories. Adornments gives easy to follow directions for creating hair pieces, necklaces, earrings, belts, and more. I dare you to flip through this book and not want every item in it.

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Kimberly
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By Myra Callan, Elizabeth Messina (Photographer)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781440229343
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Published: Krause Publications - September 18th, 2012

If you’ve ever had a hard time deciding whether to knit or read, you’ll understand how 100% awesome this book is. How could you not love mittens based off civil war-era patterns and a copy of Little Women? Or a cabled fisherman’s sweater and Moby Dick? A lined hood with a color-worked ermine and The Golden Compass? A hand warmer muff and Anna Karenina? It’s time: knitters and bookworms, UNITE! 

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Kimberly
Literary Knits: 30 Patterns Inspired by Favorite Books Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781118216064
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Published: Wiley - November 1st, 2012

For anyone who’s ever gotten a hole in their sweater, ripped their favorite jeans, wished for pockets where there were none, or wanted to change the length of a skirt, this is the book for you. Mend It Better is an incredibly charming, easy-to-use, and, dare I say, fun book about mending. Crafters, sewers, and anyone interesting in patching or repurposing clothes, bags, and more will adore it. The critics love it, too: “An excellent addition to any sewer’s collection. This is the rare sewing book that will be pulled off the shelf for reference again and again.” —Publishers Weekly.
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S.B.
Mend It Better: Creative Patching, Darning, and Stitching Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781603425643
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Storey Publishing - January 31st, 2012

I love the seasonal layout of this all-encompassing guide to style, beauty, home, food, and entertaining. This summer I've learned how to utilize local fruit, make a mint julep, find the perfect vintage sun dress, and give myself beachy tousled hair. To look forward to this fall? Wearing tights right, rocking bright lipstick, and decorating for Halloween on a budget.
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Kimberly
Cupcakes and Cashmere: A Guide for Defining Your Style, Reinventing Your Space, and Entertaining with Ease Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781419702105
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Published: Abrams Image - August 1st, 2012

Quilter Denyse Schmidt has countless devoted fans, and I am certainly one of them. Her gorgeous mix of modern and traditional styles is on full display in this beautiful new book. Schmidt pays homage to the quilters and quilts that came before her by reinterpreting 20 of her favorite traditional quilt patterns for the home crafter. Each pattern is accompanied by a lively overview of its history, lovely full-page photographs, and illustrated instructions.
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S.B.
Denyse Schmidt: Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration: 20 New Designs with Historic Roots Cover Image
By Denyse Schmidt, John Gruen (Photographer)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781584799009
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Published: Stewart, Tabori, & Chang - April 1st, 2012

Ten dollar shoes (that last for one season) from Target or Old Navy might seem great, but what is the real cost? Fast fashion and disposable clothing have become our new norms, but Elizabeth Cline argues that this rapid cycle of consumption isn’t just erasing our sense of style and causing massive harm to the environment and human rights—it’s also bad for our souls. In Overdressed, Cline documents her own transformation from fast-fashion addict to conscientious shopper.
Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781591844617
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Published: Portfolio Hardcover - June 14th, 2012

Covering basic to complicated stitches, this Harmony Guide to cables is one of my all-time most used knitting references. Cabled stitches may look complicated and scary, but realistically are not that difficult! With this Harmony Guide's super easy to follow stitch charts by your side, you'll be able to add warmth and texture to any piece--and not to mention impress all your friends.

Harmony Guides: Cables & Arans Cover Image
By Erika Knight (Editor)
$22.95
ISBN: 9781596680586
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Published: Interweave Press - October 1st, 2007

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